The Sony Ericsson Xperia arc has given a refresh with its latest Xperia arc S. Compared to its single core 1GHz predecessor, the Xperia arc S comes with a extra boost thanks to its single core 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor.
According to Sony Ericsson, the extra 400MHz offers 25% faster camera start up and 20% faster web page rendering over its original arc model. The rest of the phone hardware remains unchanged and you’ll still get the same 8.1MP camera with Exmor R sensor which worked surprisingly well under low light conditions.
Also new to the arc S is a 3D Sweep Panorama feature which can be viewed on a 3D TV. This is merely a software based conversion from 2D to 3D and it doesn’t take native 3D shots like the dual camera HTC Evo 3D or LG Optimus 3D.
Other additions include Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited which is a content channel that’s subject to availability by region. The Xperia arc S runs on the latest Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread OS and will be available in 5 colours – Pure White, Gloss Black, Misty Silver, Midnight Blue and Sakura Pink.
For more information, head to Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S page here.
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